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April 23, 2010 - Industry News

Arkansas Best Widens First Quarter Loss on Low Freight Levels

The first quarter 2010 was marked by continued weakness in freight levels for Arkansas Best Corporation, with a net loss of $21.4 million, or 85 per share, compared to a net loss of $18.2 million, or 73 per share in the first quarter of 2009

April 23, 2010 - Industry News

Navistar Drops Suit Against CARB After Deal Reached

Navistar International is no longer suing the California Air Resources Board, after the two made a deal that addresses the issues that prompted the court action

April 23, 2010 - Industry News

Covenant Transport Receives Safety Award From California Trucking Association

The California Trucking Association has honored Tennessee-based Covenant Transport with a Fleet Safety Award

April 23, 2010 - Industry News

New Legislation in Congress Aimed at Employee Misclassification

If passed, the new legislation could affect carriers who hire owner-operators. (Photo by Jim Park)

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) has introduced legislation in the Senate aimed at preventing workers from being misclassified as independent contractors, which could affect the trucking industry's use of owner-operators and lease operators

April 22, 2010 - Industry News

FTR: Production Numbers Skewed By Short-Run EPA 2010 Demand

While current production is at strong levels, FTR Associates said most demand is being created by the onset of new EPA-compliant 2010 engines

April 22, 2010 - Industry News

Ford Promises Fuel-Efficient Powertrains For All 2011 Fleet Vehicles

Taxi variant of Ford's Transit Connect van comes to market later this year with optional CNG or propane prep kit. The kits will also be available on truck versions of the compact van.

DEARBORN--All of Ford's 2011-model fleet vehicles will be available with fuel-efficient powertrains, including hybrids, electric, diesel, natural gas, propane and small-displacement gasoline engines

April 22, 2010 - Industry News

Not So Fast: NY State Truck Restrictions Not Dead After All

A potential ban on heavy trucks on certain routes in New York's Finger Lakes area has not been completely thrown out, as was previously thought by the New York Motor Truck Association and other stakeholders

Tags: Highways

April 22, 2010 - Industry News

Isuzu Dealers to Offer Yokohama Line of Truck Tires

Yokohama Tire Corporation has formed a partnership with Isuzu Commercial Truck of America for a commercial truck dealer program

April 22, 2010 - Industry News

Over One-Third of Drivers Not Pleased With Fleet Benefits

While drivers did emphasize the importance of job stability, they also want appreciation and communication from their fleet.

Thirty-five percent of drivers surveyed rate their current fleet benefits, including compensation and incentives, equipment and technology, employee-company communications, and job stability, as "below average.

April 22, 2010 - Industry News

Navistar Previews Electric Truck on Capitol Hill

On hand at the Earth Day preview of Navistar's new electric truck are, from left, Shane Terblanche, Rep. Joe Donnelly, and Patrick Charbonneau, vice president of engine engineering for Navistar International Corp.(Photo by Oliver Patton)

Navistar International took the occasion of Earth Day to offer a preview of its new electric truck at Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., yesterday

April 22, 2010 - Industry News

TransAm Trucking Orders New Kenworths With MX Engines

Refrigerated carrier TransAm Trucking has placed an order for 1,050 Kenworth T660 trucks with Paccar MX 2010 engines

April 22, 2010 - Industry News

TireStamp Adds Pomp's Tire Service to Distributor Network

TireStamp has added Pomp's Tire Service to its network of distributors for its TireVigil TPMS product

April 22, 2010 - Industry News

Peterbilt Kicks Off North American Tour Next Week

Model 587 (shown) features advanced aerodynamic performance, improved visibility, forward lighting and maneuverability.

Peterbilt will kick off its North American Tour on April 26, stopping at 77 Peterbilt dealers over the next six months to showcase the Paccar MX engine and the new Model 587

April 22, 2010 - Industry News

USA Truck Widens Loss in First Quarter

Dry van truckload carrier USA Truck incurred a first quarter loss of $3 million, or 29 cents a share, compared to a loss of $1.9 million, or 18 cents a share, for the same quarter of 2009

April 22, 2010 - Industry News

C.H. Robinson: Revenues Rise Along With Truckload Volumes

In the first quarter, C.H. Robinson's total revenues rose 22 percent as truckload volumes gained 22 percent from the first quarter of 2009

April 22, 2010 - Industry News

BNSF Opens New Intermodal Facility

BNSF Railway Company has opened its new Memphis intermodal facility, after a $200 million expansion and rebuilding

Tags: Intermodal

April 21, 2010 - Industry News

TRALA Fights Rhode Island Trailer Fee

The Truck Rental and Leasing Association (TRALA) has voiced its opposition for a Rhode Island legislation that would require trailer users to pay a $40 registration fee every year for the transportation of persons or households goods in the state

April 21, 2010 - Industry News

Hub Group Has Strong First Quarter On Higher Intermodal Volumes

Intermodal company Hub Group reported increased income, earnings and revenue for the first quarter, as intermodal volumes were up 16 percen

Tags: Intermodal

April 21, 2010 - Industry News

Port of LA Wins Earth Day Award For Clean Truck Program

The Port of Los Angeles has received the Federal Maritime Commission Chairman's Earth Day Award for the innovation and environmental leadership involved with its Clean Truck Program

Tags: Intermodal

April 21, 2010 - Industry News

Knight's First Quarter Points to Truckload Recovery

Knight Transportation managed to improve its revenue and net income in the first quarter, a sign that the truckload sector might be firming up

April 21, 2010 - Industry News

ATA: HOS Rules Working For Safety; More Flexibility Needed

The American Trucking Associations submitted comments to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on hours of service rules Wednesday, calling for increased flexibility in the sleeper berth provision

April 21, 2010 - Industry News

PHMSA Reveals New Process For Applying For Hazmat Permits

The U.S. Department of Transportation and its Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has launched a new online application process for hazardous materials special permits

April 21, 2010 - Industry News

Aftermarket Symposium to Address Financial State of the Industry

Tony Cristello

During the 2010 Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium, coming up on May 18-19, Tony Cristello, senior vice president of BB&T Capital Markets, will provide a financial forecast for the aftermarket

Tags: Events

April 21, 2010 - Industry News

AASHTO Report Says Livability Agenda Must Not Ignore Roads

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials released a new report analyzing how a full range of transportation options, including improvements to roadways, transit, walking and biking, can improve livability

April 21, 2010 - Industry News

Decisiv-Enabled Dealer Service Locations Exceed $500 Million in Transactions

Decisiv, which provides web-based technology designed to connect fleet managers with internal and external service locations, said dealer service locations using the Decisiv Service Management Platform (DSMP) have surpassed $500 million in transactions on an annualized basis

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